Inside the Chinese Closet

Inside the Chinese Closet

Andy devotes his days and nights to looking for a lesbian wife of convenience who could possibly bear his child; from online search to underground marriage markets, he is meeting all sorts of girls.... More
1h12m Netherlands 2015
Subtitles
繁體中文 English
Tags
Gay Lesbian Coming-of-Age Documentaries Chinese China-HK Movies

Synopsis

Andy devotes his days and nights to looking for a lesbian wife of convenience who could possibly bear his child; from online search to underground marriage markets, he is meeting all sorts of girls. Cherry has already married a gay man, but the quest for a baby proves to be a far more complex challenge. Will Andy and Cherry deny their own happiness and sexual orientation to satisfy their parents’ wishes? Along the way, they clash with their parents’ hopes, their love partners and the partners of convenience. It is through these encounters that the film lays bare the challenges that confront gay people in China today.

"Beautifully lensed by Ton Peters, Sophia Luvara creates an intimate documentary of gentle honesty."-Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice

Details

Country
Netherlands
Language
MandarinEnglish
Director
Sophia Luvarà
Cast
AndyCherry
Awards
Berlin International Film Festival 2016, Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2016, Frameline Film Festival 2016, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2015
Review
A vivid look at the struggles gays and lesbians in China have with parental pressures to get married

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